Bye to the 260s

I freaked out when I saw you on the scale for first time and I never want to see you again.

Thank you all for the suggestions to get me out of the food rut. I LOVE the library idea. I tend to forget about the library. How sad is that? I also pulled out all my cookbooks I already have that I haven't looked at in years. I think I have on that's never been opened! Nothing like going shopping in your own house. I also started a subscription to Cooking Light and Eating Well. I get frustrated with Cooking Light though because you really have to look closely at their portion sizes. Anything can be qualified as "light" if you if you only eat 1oz!

I've been experimenting a little with eating this week and it seems to be working. I get so caught up in what is supposed to be the right way to lose weight but I think it really comes down to how your own body works. I think I do better with a couple hundred fewer calories than is recommended for my weight. I sometimes eat when I'm not even remotely hungry to get in all my calories for the day thinking that is going to make the scale budge but it doesn't. Weight Watchers says I should have 30 points (about 1500 calories) when 25 (about 1250 calories) is leaving me completely satisfied. Should I stuff my face to make it to the 30 points? I might need more on days I work out harder but my body will usually tell me that. Believe me I have no intention of ever going below 1200.

On a fashion note, for those of you who can't find plus-size jeans that fit right these might be your answer
These are the Lee Comfort Waist Jeans. They come in a huge variety of sizes and lengths (which is a 5 foot tall girls dream) and are the most comfortable jeans I have ever worn. They have a semi-stretchy waist band that's hidden on the inside which makes them not gap in the back etc. I got a pair for $27 with free shipping just by searching google for a coupon. They arrived in a few days. They even have cute stitching on the back pockets.

I'm going to the pool for my class tonight even though it's in the 20's here this morning. I will just keep reminding myself I can have a good stretch in the hot therapy pool after. Did I mention how hard it is to drag myself to the pool when it's dark and freezing??? Sorry I will probably mention it every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the end of winter. : )